Diyaluma Falls

Diyaluma Falls, Koslanda: Hours, Address, Diyaluma Falls Reviews: 4.5/5

Diyaluma Falls
4.5
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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ExplorerMaximus
Amsterdam, The Netherlands8 contributions
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If you don't want to get scammed 2000 rupee for a 20 min walk to the waterfall then check the location in the attached photos. This place gives free parking (the rest charge) and they have steps that go straight up to the waterfall. Just follow up, wqlk along with barbed wire on right, through a small bit of woods (wear shoes or sandles). You can hear the waterfall on right and you will probably see guides walking with paying tourists along the way... once at the waterfall go left (many ways to plunge pools further up. Please up vote this so other tourists can decide to pay or not pay.

(The place on the photos also has rooms, food, snacks, cold water etc - they are very nice family).
Written December 22, 2021
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mmaltby1
London, UK164 contributions
This was one of our favourite days in Sri Lanka. Definitely worth a visit.

As others say below, you can go with or without a guide. We had a guide from Ella whose company we really enjoyed, so we went up with him – but you could definitely find your way without a guide if you wanted to, maybe with a wrong turn or two along the way.

We took the short 20-minute walk rather than the 2-hour hike, and didn’t regret it.

The bottom pool is the busiest with tourists – but we found it was only really worth a short stay. The views are beautiful, and this is where everyone gets their photos – but that’s pretty much it.

The second pool, a very short walk away, is good for a swim, and the view of the falls above you is pretty special.

The third pool, directly above the second, and a short 2-3 minute hike up, features an 8m cliff jump. We did it and were perfectly safe – but I wouldn’t do it without being shown by a local guide. There are plenty around the first pool who can show you. We did it a couple of times – every time, my feet hit the bottom of the pool at the end of the jump, but not hard enough to be of any concern – just a surprise first time around!

We then had a lovely time at the top of the third pool, sitting in the sun and relaxing. Well worth a trip.
Written February 15, 2022
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M@ry
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates81 contributions
Couples
Amazing view and experience ! Would highly recommend to take a Tuk-Tim WITH GUIDE to reach the top of the waterfalls. Several tuk tuk drivers are trying to sell you their service but we would definitely recommend to go to the small and lonely family shop which is on the left handside when looking at the waterfall . Their son, Tharindu (0719702456) is such a lovely person . He took us to the waterfall and took great pictures . So nice and genuine person!
Written January 2, 2020
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Jo_unterwegs
Leipzig, Germany22 contributions
Couples
We rented a scooter in Ella and took the 1 hour ride (1:20 to the top) to visit the magnificent waterfall. On the food of it you can take a climb to bath in the pools below the fall. After it you can take another 20 minutes on bad roads to the top. Place your scooter there (100 rupies) and walk over (40 minutes) to the pools to chill. Definitely recommended. It is a day trip.

On the food of the waterfall you can buy water. Bring your food :)
Written March 15, 2020
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Rod N
Grafton, Australia90 contributions
Couples
Stunning waterfall!! We hired a scooter from Ella and ventured here. At the base guides will try and offer services to the top. This is easily achievable without their services if you are adventurous. They said a scooter will not make it to where the climb starts, we made it with ease. The trek is somewhat difficult depending on fitness. Would allow minimum 3 hours round trip. But more would be preferable. We spent 4 or so up and down
Written January 11, 2020
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NWilson
Dubai, United Arab Emirates39 contributions
Couples
We drove to the bottom of the waterfall by car, it’s beautiful to see. Lots of people just stop there ....... not us!

We then took a tuk tuk as far as possible as the road becomes non-drivable. The tuk tuk driver became our walking guide to the top of the fall and to another hidden waterfall you cannot see from the road.

The hike is approx 30-40 minutes with varied difficulty. Honestly do it!!

Wow wow wow it is just simply stunning.

There were no tourists up there, when we went, only local kids and us swimming and playing in the falls. One of my favourite experiences of Sri Lanka and travelling the world. So so lucky to have such an experience
Written January 3, 2020
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Wes
11 contributions
Couples
Nice place, good view but from the bottom. It’s an easy access to the top but the local guides tell you that you need them as you may get lost in the jungle - not true. Just follow the crowd ;) on the top will just see „bloggers” taking solo pictures in the basin and the rock wall of the pool painted with tourist initialls. You can leave that view out. Being caught in the rain will only get things worse.
Written March 20, 2022
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Bram D
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Couples
Today we visited the amazing diyaluma falls. For this trip we stayed in the nice town Wellayama, from this place it's a short trip (20 minutes by tuktuk) to the diyaluma falls. Wellayama is located 40 minutes from Ella and easy to travel from or to the national parks in the south.
From this town it's also verry easy to visit the buduruwagala rock temple (360Lkr) wich is verry beautifull and not touristic at all!

We stayed at Bindu Homestay and i can higly recommend this place. It's a verry friendly family and he also has his own tuk tuk and car to bring you to all places you want. They will do everething to put a smile on your face, they are great!
Written January 4, 2020
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Russell c
Glasgow, UK197 contributions
Couples
We took tuk tuk from haputale 3500lkr
Driver waited on us, however we came back down same way as went up, he was apparently waiting on other side... So make sure you clear this up..
Good 20min walk up to top of falls well worth it what a view.

You won't need a guide path is pretty obvious..

Neraby Town is quaint stop for a nosey around locals are friendly
Written January 9, 2020
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Shiori K
13 contributions
If you enjoy the process of getting to the waterfalls (hiking a bit), plunging (not for the faint-hearted) and swimming in the pools; you'd definitely relish this particular waterfall!

There are many layers, the view is amazing and the water is cool and clean. The only pity is that the locals sometimes leave their trash behind so please leave only (wet) footprints!

When you do get to the last part, you'd find yourself on top of the cascading water and be greeted with a stunning view of the landscape before you. I stayed a safe distance away from the edge due to my fear of heights/ falling but I was really glad that I made it out there.

As with all waterfalls, tread carefully and stay safe. I'd skip Ravana Falls and pick this anytime.
Written January 22, 2022
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